SOS call from Apple Watch saved mom and her baby in car crash

The Apple Watch is an incredible powerful health tracker. We previously reported about the huge advancements in predicting and diagnosing various medical conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, among others with very high accuracy

But what should also be noted, is that even in a bad case of an accident, the Apple Watch can become a life saver. For instance, the cellular Series 3 model saved a kitesurfer’s life, after being dragged out into the ocean.

Now Shape reports that Kacie Anderson and her 9 month old baby got into a terrible car accident with a drunk driver late last year. The woman stopped at a red light, and suddenly she was hit by the car from behind at a high speed.


Anderson described the accident as follows to Shape: “The moment he hit us everything inside the car went airborne. My face took a horrible blow to the steering wheel, headrest, back to the steering wheel, and then to the window.  I blacked out for about a minute and could not see. My eyes were wide open but all I saw was black. My hands flew around to feel for my phone and then I realized I had my watch on and commanded it to call 911.”

Since the Apple Watch is on your wrist all the time, in terrible situations such as this, it can become life saving. To activate the SOS mode, you simply have to press and hold the power button, and then swipe right on “EMERGENCY SOS” to initiate a 911 call.

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